A Madhya Pradesh Clean Development Mechanism, (CDM), Agency will be
constituted in the state. This was decided at a cabinet meeting
chaired by state Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on
This Agency will be registered under Madhya Pradesh Society
Registration Act 1973. The cabinet has also endorsed the Memorandum
of Association for the constitution of the agency.
This Agency will give advice to the state government on the issues
related to self-financed development and clean development
The Agency will explore the
possibilities of adopting CDM for promoting such self-financed
development which should be balanced from the point of view of
It will also evolve projects in this
connection and provide cooperation to the institutions and
individuals working in the direction of decreasing green house
Housing and Environment Minister (excluding Housing) will chair this
committee while the EPCO Executive Director will be its CEO till the
state government appoints another officer to this post.
A Project Development Fund will be
established for conducting the Agency's functioning.
The cabinet has sanctioned Rs. 101 lakh from CDM fund to the budget
of EPCO for the current fiscal for starting the work of the Agency.